Board of Trustees

2017 Board of Trustees

The responsibility of the Jackson District Library Board of Trustees is to set policy and direction for the Library.

2017 Meeting Dates and Location

(Generally 4th Thursday except for holidays and Special Meetings) at the Clare H. Sergeant Auditorium, Carnegie Branch, The Meijer Branch Community Room, or in the Administration Building Conference Room.

January 26 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Branch Annual Meeting

January 26 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Branch Regular Meeting

March 9 6:00 P.M. Admin. Building Study Session

March 23 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Branch Regular Meeting

May 11 6:00 P.M. Admin. Building Study Session

May 25 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Branch Regular Meeting

July 13 6:00 P.M. Admin. Building Study Session

July 27 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Branch Regular Meeting

September 14 6:00 P.M. Admin. Building Study Session

September 28 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Branch Regular Meeting

November 16 4:30 P.M. Meijer Branch Study Session

November 16 6:00 P.M. Meijer Branch Regular Meeting

December 21 4:30 P.M. Admin. Building Study Session

December 21 6:00 P.M. Carnegie Branch Regular Meeting

President | Heather Albee-Scott


Trustee Heather Albee-Scott

Mrs. Albee-Scott is starting her first term as President of the JDL Board of Trustees. She joined the board in December 2012. Heather moved to Jackson from Logan, Utah with her husband, daughter, their three dogs and a cat in 2010. She grew up in Wisconsin and Pennsylvania in a family of avid readers who visited the local library every week. She received her degree in philosophy from Utah State University. Currently, Heather works with Jackson Public Schools and Jackson College. In 2011, she formed a group with other parents, teachers, administrators and community members to rebuild the middle school at Parkside library. Heather also serves on the Center Stage Jackson Youth Committee, the Jackson Community Foundation Legacy Committee, and is also a member of Kiwanis.

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Vice President | Elli Blonde




Elli Blonde was appointed to the JDL board in December of 2015. She has been a resident of Jackson County for the past 10 years, and has been a strong community advocate in that time. Elli is currently the President of the Jackson Exchange Club. Through her work at American 1 Credit Union she has served as chair of both the Community Involvement Scholarship Committee and Marketing & Public Relations Committee. Elli coordinates several charity and community events in her position as Event & Marketing Specialist for American 1. She is currently continuing her education at Jackson College. She enjoys spending time with her cat Arlo, and black lab Piper.

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Secretary/Treasurer | Theodore R. Kolman


Secretary/Treasurer Ted Kolman


Appointed to the Board in July 2007, Ted Kolman serves as Secretary/Treasurer. He is a graduate of Amherst College and holder of a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School of Business. Ted spent most of his career in the retail industry with many premiere retailers in a variety of capacities before joining Jacobson’s Stores in the early 90s as Senior Vice President of Merchandising. He currently is President of Kolman Investor Coaching, a registered investment advisory firm. Ted has also served on the board of Center Stage Jackson and is a volunteer mediator for small claims court with the Community Action Agency.

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Trustee | Jacqueline Barber


Jacqueline-Barber


Jacqueline Barber, a life long resident of Jackson County, joined the board in September 2014. She and her husband John are parents to four children and eleven grandchildren. She has an Associates degree from Jackson College and a Bachelor Of Arts from Spring Arbor University. For Thirty-Seven years she has worked as a Children’s Program Manager at Community Action Agency, overseeing the daily operation of nine Head Start/GSRP early childhood classrooms and a food service department. Barber is also an active member and Trustee at Lily Missionary Baptist Church. During her free time she enjoys spending time with family and friends, tending to flower beds (during the summer months), walking, bike riding, attending and teaching aerobics, reading, and just spending time at home.

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Trustee | Darrell J. Durham


President Darrell J. Durham



Appointed in December 2003, Darrell has served five terms as Vice President of the board and five terms as President. A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, he is currently in Institutional Sales with Stafford-Smith, Inc. Darrell coached soccer while his children were growing up and has also been active in organizations such as Jackson Girls on Goal and Jackson Area Referees of Soccer (JARS). The library also played an important role in the life of his family and Darrell enjoys having the opportunity to give back to the community as a member of the board.

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Trustee | Beverley McGill




Beverley has lived in Jackson for 28 years.  A proud mom of three, she is now a doting grandmother.  Beverley received her BSW from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MA from Eastern Michigan University. Her entire career has been in the non-profit field, serving currently as the Fund Development Director at Highfields.  Beverley was a co-founder of the Jackson Women’s History Council which coordinates the annual Susan B. Anthony Awards and serves on the board of the Jackson School of the Arts.

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Meeting Agendas

2017

January 26, 2017 Annual Meeting

January 26, 2017

March 9, 2017

March 23, 2017

May 11, 2017

May 25, 2017

July 13, 2017

July 27, 2017

September 14, 2017

September 28, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

December 21, 2017

December 21, 2017


2016

January 28, 2016 Annual Meeting

January 28, 2016 Regular Meeting

Special Meeting February 4, 2016

Special Meeting February 23, 2016

February 25, 2016 CANCELED

March 9, 2016

March 24, 2016

April 28, 2016 CANCELED

May 26, 2016

June 23, 2016 CANCELED

July 14, 2016

July 28, 2016 CANCELED

August 25, 2016

September 22, 2016 CANCELED

October 27, 2016

November 17, 2016

December 15, 2016 Budget Hearing

December 15, 2016





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Past Meeting Minutes

2017

January 26, 2017 Annual Meeting

January 26, 2017

March 9, 2017

March 23, 2017

May 11, 2017

May 25, 2017

July 13, 2017

July 27, 2017

September 14, 2017

September 28, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

December 21, 2017

December 21, 2017






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